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Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Day the Music Died

Why we were in Clear Lake we went to a concert at the Surf Ballroom. It was the 61st Gala fund raiser event and the band was The Grassroots. It was a lot of fun. The ballrooms claim to fame is that on Feb 2, 1959 the Buddy Holly tour stopped and played an unexpected concert. After the concert, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper chose to fly to their next concert. The plane crashed within 5 miles of the airport and all were killed. We visited the crash site.

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